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How to Prepare for AIEED 2021

Updated By Shreya Sareen on 16 Feb, 2021 11:39

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How to Prepare for AIEED 2021

The institute-level entrance exam, AIEED sees thousands of candidates every year, making it one of the most popular design entrance exams in the country which is divided into three parts- CAT, GAT and Video, Portfolio and Personal Interaction. Candidates often get confused about the preparation strategy or how to create the preparation schedule for the exam. While making a time table, the first thing that a candidate needs to do is to check the exam pattern and syllabus of the exam. AIEED 2021 will test the candidates’ design-related awareness, articulation skills both written & visual, awareness on global issues and so on. On this page, CollegeDekho has collated a set of general tips and tricks to ace AIEED 2021. 

Tips to Crack AIEED 2021

Practise Illustrations:

To make a career in the field of design, one must practice illustrations. In order to crack AIEED 2021, you must practice the art of drawing and sketching. The total time you devote to your practice will surely reflect in your diagrams, and eventually in your entrance exam. One of the best ways to practice illustrations is to have good knowledge about shading, charcoal drawing and colour combinations (watercolour, plastic colour etc.)

Strategise Your Exam Preparation:

To appear for the exam, you must have a proper strategy for your exam. Proper planning and an effective strategy will help you remain focused and you will stick to your study plan. Therefore, planning and executing a perfect strategy will be suitable for you.

Remain Positive:

Staying confident and positive during the entrance exam have a huge impact on the overall performance in the exam. So, to crack AIEED 2021, you must stay self-motivated as exam anxiety will take you nowhere. Maintain a proper healthy diet and success will be on your way.

Speed and Accuracy:

All the entrance exams test speed and accuracy of the candidates. In order to increase your speed of attempting questions, you must take various mock tests and practice as many sample papers as possible since these will enhance your thinking skills and gradually your accuracy will also improve.

Stage-wise Preparation Tips for AIEED

Stage 1: GAT (General Aptitude Test)

To prepare well for the General Aptitude Test at AIEED follow the pointers enlisted below.

  • Take as many mock tests as possible.

  • Identify the weak topics that require more practice and work on them.

  • Pick up books with reliable publishers and authors.

  • Stay connected with current happenings and general affairs.

  • Keep a close eye on the news on print media and digital media.

  • Solve the previous year’s question papers and sample papers regularly.

  • Set the timer and practise managing the time.

  • Stay aware of design-related affairs and global issues.

Stage 2: CAT (Creative Aptitude Test)

Here are all the tips on the Creative Aptitude Test that an individual can consider in order to score well in the exam.

  • Work on enhancing verbal and written skills.

  • Read a lot of books and try to go through the work of the top designers.

  • Practice a lot of Lateral thinking & Creative problem-solving questions.

  • Awareness of design-related principles and basic concepts is the must.

  • Revisit the last year’s question papers and try to understand the pattern and the nature of the questions.

Stage 3: Personal Interaction Round

To crack the personal interaction round make sure to follow the pointers mentioned below.

  • Keep all the documents and portfolio ready with your best piece of work.

  • Do not make the portfolio too bulky. Focus on the quality of work rather than quantity of work.

  • Try making your portfolio appealing and add your most cherished and best work in the beginning. If required, do the last minute changes on the portfolio. Check out the Importance of Portfolio for Admission in Design Courses and get to know more about it. 

  • Do proper research before the interview and try to know everything about the previous year’s interviews.

  • Confidence is the key and it only builds after an aspirant has prepared well and fully for the interview round.

  • Take good night’s sleep and a balanced diet to stay focused and mentally strong.

Read How to Crack Interviews for Design Admissions in India to get a better gist of how to prepare for Stage 3 of AIEED.

Reference Books for AIEED 2021

To prepare well for the entrance exam, candidates can refer and read the following books:

Living Spaces: 150 design ideas from around the world. Edited by Franco Magnani

Furniture & Interiors of the 1960s by Anne Bony

International Design Yearbook

New Interiors 1 Text by Daniel Giralt-Miracle

Furniture & Interiors of the 1940s by Anne Bony

Repertory 1950-1980, Pictures and ideas regarding the history of Italian furniture by Giuliana Gramigna

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Related Questions

What is the age criteria for AIEED exam?

-Anupam DodiyaUpdated on November 03, 2020 02:02 PM
  • 1 Answer
Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

No age restriction or criteria has been mentioned on the official website of AIEED. Candidate of any age can register and sit for the AIEED exam. Also, check out the top design colleges in India.

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